The use of technology in International Arbitration – Present and Future Issues


The session will be an introduction to a number of general principles of guidance on the use of technology in arbitration. The aim will be to provide context to the practice of arbitration as an increasingly technology-driven activity and aims to initiate an ongoing discussion on the use of new technologies to serve the arbitration process.

To that end, the session will cover four main, overarching principles, each of which is accompanied by practical guidance on how it might best be implemented in practice.

These principles include:

  1. The arbitrator’s powers and duties with respect to the use of technology;
  2. The proportionate use of technology;
  3. The fair and transparent use of technology; and
  4. The secure use of technology


Tunde Ogunseitan is an independent arbitrator. He has substantial practical experience from several international law firms, specialising in dispute resolution, asset tracing, maritime law, insurance, structured finance and debt capital markets. Tunde regularly consults internationally for a variety of arbitral institutions, businesses and firms.

He is also a teaching fellow in alternative dispute resolution and international commercial arbitration at various universities in England and France. He is a trustee of ODRAfrica. He is a court member of the Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA) and currently chairs the LCA Sub Committee on reviewing the LCA Rules. Tunde is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Professional Development Advisory Group and is part of its teaching faculty in London. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He was a founding member of the IBA 40 under 40.

He led the Common Law jurisdictions as Counsel of the International Court of Arbitration including the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Caribbean, Anglophone Africa, and the Indian subcontinent for over 7 years.

He is admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (n.p.) and a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

Picture OGUNSEITAN Tunde